Nestled along the banks of the St. Clair River, Algonac State Park (Michigan) is a beloved destination for campers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Known for its stunning views of passing freighters, the park is now set to receive a major upgrade in the form of additional funding for full-hookup sites in the northern section of the Riverfront Campground.
According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the gravel sites will be transformed to offer campers water, electric, and sewer services. The initial plan is to convert approximately 50% of sites in the northern section of the Riverfront campground to full-hookup campsites and eliminate the North bathroom.
The project is still in the early design phase and is subject to change during the design and bidding process. Steve Caryl of the DNR stresses that the park is a bustling campground and that they will try to complete the project with that in mind.
The project is estimated to begin in either fall 2023 or spring 2024. However, a completion date has yet to be set.
This upgrade will make Algonac State Park the ninth state park in Michigan to offer full-hookup sites, joining Aloha State Park in Cheboygan, Baraga State Park in Baraga, Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling, Holland State Park in Holland, Orchard Beach State Park in Manistee, South Higgins Lake State Park in Roscommon, Sterling State Park in Monroe, and Wilderness State Park in Carp Lake.
The new full-hookup sites will provide campers with added convenience and comfort, making Algonac State Park an even more desirable destination for camping enthusiasts. It is a great time to be a camper in Michigan as the state continues to invest in its park system to provide a better experience for visitors.
As per Michigan DNR, Algonac State Park is a 1,550-acre park that boasts a half-mile of riverfront, campgrounds, trails, and a 1,200-plus-acre dedicated natural area.
The park features rare habitats, including lake plain prairies and oak savannas that are home to 22 threatened, endangered or special-concern species of plants, birds, and butterflies.